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Eubie Blake - Level 2 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Famous African Americans, Cypress Hill, Teacher Assistant, Baltimore Maryland, Reading Lessons, Music Lessons, Cemetery, Piano, Brooklyn

Eubie Blake - Level 2

Eubie Blake - Level 2 |In 1978, the Broadway hit Eubie! opened, which ran for 439 performances. During his career, Blake composed over 350 songs and won many awards from many groups. He died in 1983, at 96 years of age. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Tito Puente - Level 4 |At an early age, Tito’s mother enrolled him in piano lessons, but he soon switched to timbales, which then became his signature instrument. His career spanned over sixty years, which earned him five Grammy Awards, over 100 albums, a television show called The World of Tito Puente, and guest appearances on Sesame Street and The Simpsons. Piano Lessons, Music Lessons, Teacher Assistant, April 20, Level 3, Puerto Ricans, The Simpsons, Record Producer, New York City

Tito Puente - Level 4

Tito Puente - Level 4 |At an early age, Tito’s mother enrolled him in piano lessons, but he soon switched to timbales, which then became his signature instrument. His career spanned over sixty years, which earned him five Grammy Awards, over 100 albums, a television show called The World of Tito Puente, and guest appearances on Sesame Street and The Simpsons.

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR |Anderson toured in the United States, but due to the racism she experienced, she went to Europe to further her career. She became famous for her rich vocals and amazing singing talent. On January 7, 1955, she became the first African-American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. Marian Anderson, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Memorial, January 7, Reading Lessons, Opera Singers, Music Lessons, Singing

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR

Marian Anderson - Level 3 - HR |Anderson toured in the United States, but due to the racism she experienced, she went to Europe to further her career. She became famous for her rich vocals and amazing singing talent. On January 7, 1955, she became the first African-American to perform with the Metropolitan Opera.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City, Law

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 4 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Holland Netherlands, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Holland Netherlands, Teacher Assistant, 2 Peter, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 3 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.

Robert Abbott - Level 4 - HR |Robert Abbott was born in Frederica, on St. Simons Island, Georgia on November 24, 1870. His parents, Flora and Thomas Abbott had both been born in slavery. His father was a butler on the Charles Stevens Plantation and his mother a hairdresser in the Savannah Theater. Reading Lessons, Butler, Newspaper, Savannah Chat, Hairdresser, Illinois, Theater, Georgia, Flora

Robert Abbott - Level 4 - HR

Robert Abbott - Level 4 - HR |Robert Abbott was born in Frederica, on St. Simons Island, Georgia on November 24, 1870. His parents, Flora and Thomas Abbott had both been born in slavery. His father was a butler on the Charles Stevens Plantation and his mother a hairdresser in the Savannah Theater.

Robert Abbott - Level 3 - HR |In 1905, Abbott founded the Chicago Defender, which became the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States. By editing and publishing this newspaper, later known as “America's Black newspaper," Abbott established himself as one of the first African-American millionaires. Reading Lessons, Newspaper, Savannah Chat, Chicago, United States, African, Black, Journaling File System, Black People

Robert Abbott - Level 3 - HR

Robert Abbott - Level 3 - HR |In 1905, Abbott founded the Chicago Defender, which became the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States. By editing and publishing this newspaper, later known as “America's Black newspaper," Abbott established himself as one of the first African-American millionaires.

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR |In 1905, Abbott founded the Chicago Defender, which became the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States. By editing and publishing this newspaper, later known as “America's Black newspaper," Abbott established himself as one of the first African-American millionaires Reading Lessons, Level 3, Butler, Newspaper, Savannah Chat, Hairdresser, Theater, Georgia, Flora

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR |In 1905, Abbott founded the Chicago Defender, which became the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States. By editing and publishing this newspaper, later known as “America's Black newspaper," Abbott established himself as one of the first African-American millionaires

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR |Robert Abbott was born in Frederica, on St. Simons Island, Georgia on November 24, 1870. His parents, Flora and Thomas Abbott had both been born in slavery. His father was a butler on the Charles Stevens Plantation and his mother a hairdresser in the Savannah Theater. Savannah Georgia, Savannah Chat, Reading Lessons, Level 3, Butler, Hairdresser, Theater, Flora, November

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR

Robert Abbott - Level 2 - HR |Robert Abbott was born in Frederica, on St. Simons Island, Georgia on November 24, 1870. His parents, Flora and Thomas Abbott had both been born in slavery. His father was a butler on the Charles Stevens Plantation and his mother a hairdresser in the Savannah Theater.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |On March 14, 1648, Stuyvesant passed a law granting settlers the right to move uptown to a new village called “Nieuw Haarlem”, which is known as Harlem today. His legacy is still present in New York City with various places named after him. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Holland Netherlands, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |On March 14, 1648, Stuyvesant passed a law granting settlers the right to move uptown to a new village called “Nieuw Haarlem”, which is known as Harlem today. His legacy is still present in New York City with various places named after him.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |On March 14, 1648, Stuyvesant passed a law granting settlers the right to move uptown to a new village called “Nieuw Haarlem”, which is known as Harlem today. His legacy is still present in New York City with various places named after him. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Teacher Assistant, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names, New York City, Law

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |On March 14, 1648, Stuyvesant passed a law granting settlers the right to move uptown to a new village called “Nieuw Haarlem”, which is known as Harlem today. His legacy is still present in New York City with various places named after him.

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Holland Netherlands, Teacher Assistant, 2 Peter, New Amsterdam, Reading Lessons, Lower Manhattan, Place Names

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2

Peter Stuyvesant - Level 2 |Peter Stuyvesant was born in 1610, in Holland, Netherlands, and was a significant figure in the early history of New York City. He arrived in New Amsterdam on May 11, 1647, and was appointed the Director-General.

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4 |Jackie’s childhood was difficult, and at 14, she ran away to Cleveland, Ohio. There, she joined a traveling vaudeville show called Butterbeans and Susie, and the rest is history. In the early 1920s, she debuted at Harlem’s Cotton Club and by late 1930s, she became the first woman comedian to be featured at the Apollo Theater making $85 per week. Black History, Art History, Apollo Theater, Teacher Assistant, Cotton Club, Jazz Musicians, Reading Lessons, Cleveland Ohio, Music Lessons

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 4 |Jackie’s childhood was difficult, and at 14, she ran away to Cleveland, Ohio. There, she joined a traveling vaudeville show called Butterbeans and Susie, and the rest is history. In the early 1920s, she debuted at Harlem’s Cotton Club and by late 1930s, she became the first woman comedian to be featured at the Apollo Theater making $85 per week.

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 3 |Loretta Mary Aiken, known to the world as Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American comedian born on March 19, 1894, in Brevard, North Carolina. African American Artist, American Artists, Saint Raymond, Romare Bearden, Apollo Theater, Rhapsody In Blue, Bless The Child, Teacher Assistant, Duke Ellington

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 3

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 3 |Loretta Mary Aiken, known to the world as Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American comedian born on March 19, 1894, in Brevard, North Carolina.

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 1 |Jackie’s childhood was difficult, and at 14, she ran away to Cleveland, Ohio. There, she joined a traveling vaudeville show called Butterbeans and Susie, and the rest is history. In the early 1920s, she debuted at Harlem’s Cotton Club and by late 1930s, she became the first woman comedian to be featured at the Apollo Theater making $85 per week. Apollo Theater, Teacher Assistant, White Plains, Heart Failure, Cotton Club, Reading Lessons, Cleveland Ohio, Level 3, Comedians

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 1

Jackie "Moms" Mabley - Level 1 |Jackie’s childhood was difficult, and at 14, she ran away to Cleveland, Ohio. There, she joined a traveling vaudeville show called Butterbeans and Susie, and the rest is history. In the early 1920s, she debuted at Harlem’s Cotton Club and by late 1930s, she became the first woman comedian to be featured at the Apollo Theater making $85 per week.